Pricey, possibly bomb-laden property no easy sell in New Hampshire

Government And Institutions Associated Press

It turns out there isn't a huge market for a $250,000-plus, 100-acre New Hampshire property that may be booby-trapped.

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The sale of the Plainfield compound owned by a now-jailed pair of tax evaders who held off police during a nine-month armed standoff is beset by problems both procedural and perilous. High bidders would have only seven days to come up with the financing for the property they have to buy largely sight-unseen because it could be filled with hidden explosives.

No bidders showed up at an Aug. 15 auction of the Plainfield compound where fugitives Ed and Elaine Brown holed up in 2007.

The U.S. Marshals Service says they expect to hold a second auction but are still working out details.

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